Federal Employee Salaries
Federal employee salaries are determined based on a GS clearance level. This differs depending on how high up the GS ladder they are. When a pay freeze is put into place, it does not change the salary level. It merely prevents federal employees from moving up the GS pay rates. There are essential six different pay rates in the federal civilian system. Because of pay rate freezes the general ranges mentioned provide an overall view of what civilian federal employees salaries look like. These rates depict the 2010/ 2011 pay rates.
Executive Schedule There are five levels to the Executive Schedule. They include level I for $199,700; level II for $179,700; level III for $165,300; level IV for $155,500; and level V for $145,700.
Senior Executive Service The Senior Executive Service contains two different service levels. They include agencies with a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System with an average salary of $119,554 to $179,700 and agencies without a Certified SES Performance Appraisal System ranging from $119,554 to $165,300.
Senior Level Scientific & Professional Positions The Senior Level Scientific & Professional Positions offer salaries at two different levels. These two levels include: agencies with a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System with a salary base around $119,554 to $179,700 and agencies without a Certified SL/ST Performance Appraisal System going between $119,554 and $165,300.
Administrative Law Judges Administrative law judges fall into one of eight pay rate categories. They are: AL-3/A for $103,900; AL-3/B for $111,800; AL-3/C for $119,900; AL-3/D for $127,800; AL-3/E for $135,900; AL-3/F for $143,700; AL-2 for $151,800; and AL-1 for $155,500.
Administrative Appeal Judges Administrative appeal judges fall into one of six categories including: AA-1 for $103,900; AA-2 for $111,800; AA-3 for $119,900; AA-4 for $127,800; AA-5 for $135,900; AA-6 for $143,700.
Members of Boards of Contract Appeals There are three categories of pay for this board. The levels are: Chairman with a salary of $155,500; Vice Chairman with $150,835; and Other Members with $146,170.
Locality Payments There are three areas for locality payments. The three areas are Administrative Law Judges, Administrative Appeal Judges and Members of Board of Contract Appeals. These areas are specific to each state. If you're interested in finding these salaries out, contact your local government to learn more.
The federal employees salaries system is set up to keep citizens aware of what's going on at all time. The salaries are public knowledge and can be found in government websites of the personnel department. Because they are public knowledge, citizens are encouraged to be active in their voice about federal employees salaries, and you can give your input through your local federal offices.